Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us!

That's me and my hubby I'm talking about. It's 36 years today! Wow, that's a lifetime of living together with my best buddy. We went out Saturday together to celebrate. For 13 years we worked at the street fair in town selling whatever I was making at the time. Many of those 13 years we worked on our anniversary. So this year we decided to walk the fair and have some gyros just like we used to do. It was a fun evening, there was a nice breeze, and the food was good. I didn't even spend too much money either. I did find a baby's 1st Christmas ornament and got it personalized for Carson. Now I've got to hide it away til Christmas. And then the hard part is remembering I bought it and where I hid it come December! lol Anybody else out there buy things for Christmas or birthdays way in advance and then forget you bought it and buy something else??? One Christmas was so bad my son asked me why I forgot to give him a gift he had already found!

Anyway, back to the anniversary business... I wanted to make my hubby a card and wasn't getting inspired. I checked in on the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge and saw a great little layout. The card came together easily after that little nudge. Hope he likes it. The card isn't the normal mushy anniversary type I usually do, but it gets the idea across anyway.


Stamps: Sense of Time, Extreme Elements
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, and More Mustard
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Big Shot with Clearlits Scallop Rectangle die, Metallic Brads, Sponge Dauber, and Dimensionals

It was a little tricky figuring out how to use the words for the design element in the challenge sketch, but after playing around with a few different options, this is what I came up with. I think it worked out pretty well.

Well, I'm off to spend a bit more time with my hubby tonight. Hope you all have a great evening.
Sharon

8 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

What a beautiful Anniversary Card. We share the same month for our Anniversary. I'm going to be married to my sweetie for 41 years on the 16th!! Where does time go? Which brings me to your card....Time....great choice of stamps and I think I'll be using this for my Anniversary Card....Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Anniversary!

Rhonda Langley said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Congrats for 36 years. I love going to fairs (unfortunately my DH hates them!) Great manly card-love the colors!

Kristy Tyra said...

Happy Anniversary! It is great to hear someone say that their spouse of 36 years is still their best friend! Congratulations.

Patti Chesky said...

Love everything about this card Sharon! The color combo is incredible! The stamp set is perfect for your anniversary.

Robin Merriman said...

Gorgeous card Sharon! Have a wonderful anniversary!

Kerin said...

LOVE your anniversary card, and your story...and on more than one occasion I've cleaned out my closet well after Christmas to find goodies I stashed away and didn't give to the boys...one time I found two movies that were WAY too young for them by the time I came across them!!

Selene Kempton said...

Absolutely Stunning! I love everything about it...

Connie Babbert said...

Congratulations! Beautiful anniversary card! We are at 31 this year in September!